2007 Workshops – Archive

OPHI Launch Workshops
Start Date: 29 May 2007
End Date: 01 Jun 2007
Location: Oxford
With: OPHI & guests

Brief Description: This topic was proposed by a research workshop in May 2006, which observed that research is deeply affected by the lack of internationally comparable data on key capabilities or dimensions of deprivation and agreed that better data based on high quality empirical and conceptual research are needed. The workshop considered proposals for a short list of indicators that people cite as important in their experiences of poverty but are generally missing from internationally comparable surveys to date. See OPHI's Missing Dimensions pages for up to date information on work on this research theme. One page overview of Missing Dimensions of Poverty Data workshop.
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Workshop on Teaching Human Development
Start Date: 28 Mar 2007
End Date: 31 Mar 2007
Location: Oxford
With: OPHI & guests

Brief Description: OPHI convened a four-day workshop in March 2007 on educational material for human development, to discuss course design and curriculum, pedagogical approaches to teaching human development, virtual learning spaces, textbooks and other teaching materials. The meeting took place in Oxford. This was the first OPHI meeting of academics teaching or wishing to start teaching in human development. The workshop included participants from universities and research centres in Brazil, China, Mexico, Uganda, Turkey, Japan, Papua New Guinea/Australia, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Jordan, Slovakia/Bulgaria, Uzbekistan, Peru, Afghanistan, US and UK. It was an enriching opportunity to establish in a participatory way educational materials on human development as well as an ongoing learning community.
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